Archive for April 27th, 2013

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Café de Leche owner Anya Schodorf grew up in Managua, Nicaragua, and came to the U.S. when she was 14.

Highland Park cafe owners discuss gentrification, revitalization

Anya Schodorf owns Café de Leche with her husband, Matt. Accused of helping to gentrify the neighborhood, the Latina cafe owner says, "I don't understand why Latinos can't be successful and creative and have something nice."
Sequester Would Lead To Furloughs Of Air Traffic Controllers
The Federal Aviation Administration says it's suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities. An LAX spokesperson said flights had been on schedule Saturday, even before normal staffing levels resumed.
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's red convertible used in "Pulp Fiction' was stolen in 1994; officers believe they recovered it this month in the Oakland area.
Letter Sent To MS Senator Roger Wicker Tests Positive For Ricin

New arrest, charges in connection to ricin letters case

Federal agents who are investigating poison-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and others have arrested and charged Everett Dutschke, of Tupelo, Miss.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer fell from his bike while riding along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday. He underwent surgery for a fractured shoulder on Saturday.

Justice Breyer fractures shoulder in (another) bike accident

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is recovering in a Georgetown hospital Saturday, following surgery for a fractured shoulder. The 74-year-old justice fell while riding his bike along Washington's National Mall on Friday.
Students from two L.A. Unified School District high schools cleaned up at the U.S. Academic Decathlon. But there could only be one overall champion.
OxyContin Abuse On the Rise
California's medical board is backing measures requiring coroners to report prescription drug overdose deaths to the board and to give the panel new power to halt a doctor's prescribing.
Iraqi anti-government gunmen from Sunni tribes in western Anbar province march during a protest in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, Friday.

Iraq's Sunnis form tribal army, as sectarian violence builds

Sectarian tensions are fueling violence and protests in Iraq, where more than 170 people have been killed since Tuesday, when government forces clashed with Sunni Muslim protesters.
A Vial of Prescription Drugs
On Saturday, the DEA held its 6th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.
$100 bills

Plan would force public companies to reveal political giving

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a proposal to add more transparency in future elections, but it won't happen without a fight.
Colorado v USC

USC's Barkley goes to Philly to start 4th round of NFL draft

Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley was the first pick of the fourth round of the NFL draft, taken by Philadelphia after a trade with Jacksonville.
Egyptian Christians gather around four coffins during a funeral service at the Saint Mark Coptic cathedral in Cairo on April 7. Religious violence this month has killed three Muslims and at least six Christians.

Egyptian activists: Our religion is none of your business

Violence between Muslims and Christians in Egypt, which has only increased since the revolution, is prompting public debate about religious identity.
Dum Dums

The Lollipop War: Candy makers v sugar farmers

Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.
President Obama meets with the emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in the Oval Office on Tuesday. The emir is among a series of visiting Middle East leaders urging the U.S. to take a greater role in the Syrian conflict.

US wary as Qatar ramps up support of Syrian rebels

The tiny Gulf nation of Qatar has been taking a prominent role in Syria, arming rebels there. The U.S. wants to see such aid go to moderates. Qatar has its own approach.
Many believe that humanity's caffeine addiction has wrought a lot of good.

Why caffeine in coffee is a miracle drug for the tired

Scientific research shows that at low doses, caffeine improves performance on mental tasks, especially in people who are already tired.
A sign limiting the purchase of baby formula powder hangs on a shelf in a London supermarket April 10.

Nervous parents in 1 country clear supermarket shelves in another

Chinese parents don't trust Chinese baby formula, so they pay a premium to have it shipped in from around the world.

Deputy injured, suspect dead in South LA

Los Angeles sheriff's authorities say a deputy was injured after being struck by a car while investigating a domestic violence case.

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Stones play Echoplex
Tickets to the surprise Rolling Stones show at the Echoplex have sold out, according to AEG and the band's Twitter account.

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